Category: War

A necessary response

  Democrats mirror Communist Party   Dear editor: One of the speakers at the Republican Convention Monday evening was a popular young Hollywood actor named Antonio Sabato Jr., a very strong supporter of Donald Trump as well as the Republican Party. He moved here in 1985 from Rome, Italy, as a legal immigrant. Antonio is …

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He was despised and we esteemed him not

After the Chilcot report, we’ll hear the New Testament – the gospel according to Saint Tony By Robert Fisk, Friday 3 June 2016 08:25 BST   So, Sir John Chilcot’s report is going to be “four times as long as War and Peace”, is it? My weariness comes not with the cliché, credited to the …

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Ritual shows of deference

On (Not) Loving Henry Kissinger By Richard Falk, 21 May 2016   There is an irony that would be amusing if it was not depressing about news that Donald Trump has been courting the 92-year old foreign policy sorcerer Henry Kissinger. Of course, the irony is that earlier in the presidential campaign Hilary Clinton proudly …

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A holy harangue

    Dear editor, In my last letter (April 10), I encouraged everyone who is genuinely concerned about the future welfare of our nation to please attend the prayer rally led by the Rev. Franklin Graham, who is visiting all 50 states with his most important message. I’m happy to report that it was estimated …

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Religious ideology is a tool

Why the Arabs Don’t Want Us in Syria By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., February 22, 2016   In part because my father was murdered by an Arab, I’ve made an effort to understand the impact of U.S. policy in the Mideast and particularly the factors that sometimes motivate bloodthirsty responses from the Islamic world against …

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We humans hang on to our symbols

Meditation on My Home in Lebanon By Frances Fuller, 21st February 2016   I made a mistake in my book. Let’s just say that I was wrong. In the epilogue of In Borrowed Houses I said that the little stone house around which my whole story revolves would outlive all of us. My actual words were: …

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What would Jesus the Palestinian do?

What do you call a Christian who opposes the occupation of Palestine by undermining its socio-economic and religious underpinnings? By Theo Horesh, Jan 11, 2016   Among other things, you might call him Christ. There is a quiet sea of change in support for Israel among American Christians. This transformation is so powerful it might …

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